About: Ralph Kliem
Ralph Kliem, PMP, runs LeanPM, which does project management training, publications, speaking, and consulting. He also teaches project management at Bellevue Community and Cascadia Community Colleges. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Projects fulfill a number of purposes within an organization. The categories within a portfolio make clear which purposes the projects serve. Examples include mandatory growth, cost-cutting, and sustaining projects. For example, a sustaining project could include preventive maintenance projects for current manufacturing equipment. Growth versus cost- cutting distinguishes projects that generate new revenue from projects…